Philly_05 wrote:Big Pimpin wrote:Philly_05 wrote:BritSox wrote:Who could the Yankees block? The Tigers, that's it.
As you can see I said like so meaning an example. Nice attempt at being a smart a**.. Teams like the Blue Jays,White Sox,Twins,Angels should I go on?
You're missing the point of waivers though I think. I doubt the Twins block anything, because they don't want to take on the salary, even if he comes for free. Plus you don't *know* who claims a guy until it's done, so you can't say "Oh the Cards are trying to get him, I better block that."
Ever since the Pads got stuck with Myers for like $10M a few years back, teams are a lot more gun-shy about claiming guys.
(Not that I'm saying Andruw wouldn't get claimed, someone will most likely claim him. Just speaking to the general process.)
You don't have to take the player you can still block him from the other team getting him.. The Mets blocked something like 250 players one year to block them from other teams...
If you claim a player (and you're the team with priority), then the other team can just make you take him off their hands. Is it the case with Andruw that the Braves just want rid of his salary? Probably not. But you can't just block everyone who hits waivers with no repercussions...